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Texas Tech 16, No. 20 Texas A&M 13

October 25, 1997

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) _ Tony Rogers banked a 47-yard field goal off the left upright with 19 seconds left to give Texas Tech a 16-13 victory Saturday over No. 20 Texas A&M.

The Aggies (5-2, 2-2 Big 12) tied the game 13-13 with 5:51 left on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Branndon Stewart to Leroy Hodge. A strong kickoff into a 30 mph wind then pinned the Red Raiders (4-3, 3-1) at their 19.

Tech netted 51 yards in 14 plays during a 5-minute, 32-second drive, twice converting third-down plays and getting a first down when A&M’s Jason Webster was called for defensive holding on an incomplete pass. Texas Tech got to the A&M 14 but a penalty and a sack pushed the ball back to the 30.

Rogers, a one-time starter who regained his job when Jaret Greaser broke a leg against Nebraska last week, used a tailwind and the friendly upright to give Tech its third straight fourth-quarter victory over the Aggies.

With No. 12 Oklahoma State’s 51-50 loss to Missouri, Tech climbed into a share of first place in the Big 12 Conference’s South division.

Texas A&M outgained Tech 284 yards to 215, but three Aggies turnovers halted drives.

The Aggies started Randy McCown at quarterback for the first time this season but he was unable to move the offense. He lost two fumbles in the second quarter and was replaced by Stewart after halftime.

After the teams traded field goals in the first quarter, McCown’s second turnover helped set up an 8-yard touchdown scamper by Tech quarterback Zebbie Lethridge midway through the second period.

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